PERSONAL SKILLS AND SPIRITUAL TRAITS
• An effective shepherd of God’s people who fosters spiritual growth of the congregation through teaching and biblical study, with opportunity provided for individual and group reflection and participation.
• A clear communicator on both a teaching and interpersonal level.
• A servant leader who leads by example in prayer, study of scripture, worship, community outreach and missions; who facilitates and motivates the congregation toward meaningful participation; and is motivated by a vision for spiritual growth within the local community and abroad, all for the glory of the Lord.
• A relatable personality who is loving, warm and joyful and fosters a welcoming atmosphere while connecting to a variety of peoples within the local community.
• Teaching responsibility: The Word of God is preached with urgency and conviction, brin- ging it to bear on the changing needs of individuals, the community, and the world. The pastor accepts an active teaching role, interpreting and teaching the scriptures and theolo- gical concepts, providing instructions for church leadership and educational leaders, and confirming new members.
• Worship Leadership: Able to implement corporate worship that glorifies God, builds up His people and facilitates meaningful participation by the congregation.
• Evangelism: Pastor and congregation share faith in Christ as personal savior in total lifes- tyle; seek to lead others within and outside the Church to accept Jesus Christ; congregation is informed and trained in establishing effective evangelism programs; awareness of the Church’s local and worldwide mission and opportunities for involvement.
• Leadership: Moderates the session with two-way communication encouraged, information gathered and shared that will assist problem solving and decision making; varying opinions elicited and all encouraged to listen to opposing points of view. Champions discipleship, evangelism, missions and outreach efforts.
• Visitation: Shepherd and provide pastoral care for the congregation.
• Sufficient ministry / pastoral experience in preparation for service in the pastorate; including experience as a gospel-centered preacher and teacher, in worship leadership, discipleship, counseling and visitation.
• Ordained or eligible for ordination in the PCA